Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
AroView: Wearing its super-coolness on its sleeve, this precocious action-comedy stars archetypal geek Michael Cera as a gawky bass-player who must battle to the death his dream girl’s seven deadly ex-lovers.
The dir. of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ brings the graphic novel to dynamic life, with clutches of cool forged from the gaming, movie and indie-music worlds into a designer-dazzling whole. Its comic-book silliness and visual relentlessness will likely tire ‘non-Pilgrims’ in the audience before its funky end-credits role, but it has the spunk to hold a dominant place on the cultural zeitgeist of 2010, being tailor-made for fantasy fan-boys and girls hard-wired to social media.